Opportunities

Opportunities

1. Lieutenant Governor’s Stewards of the Future program 2019

Summary: Stewards of the Future provides funding and support for Gr 6-12 school teachers and other educators to take students on field trips, to visit local sites of interest, and to engage in stewardship projects in their communities.

Who: Grades 6-12
What: $200 – $800 per class/application
Deadline: November 30, 2018
Further information : http://ltgov.bc.ca/priority-programs/

2. Healthy Living Grants Database

Summary: Did you know that there is a website that will give you information and links to a variety of funding opportunities? Whether it is for field trips, school projects, or community projects there are opportunities for a variety of initiatives. Definitely worth checking out!

Who: Grades K-12
What: Various funding opportunities from public and private sources
Deadline: Varied
Further information: https://healthyschoolsbc.ca/healthy-schools-bc-resources/healthy-living-grants.aspx

3. Sierra Club Programs (K-12)

We are pleased to announce that Sierra Club BC is now accepting requests for our nature-based workshops during the 2018/19 school year.Continue reading to find out more about our offerings for the coming year and how you can submit a request to have one of our environmental educators to visit your school.

I hope you’ve been enjoying the summer and are safe from the wildfires that are affecting many folks and ecosystems across the province. I recently returned from three days in beautiful Pacheedaht territory, where I was lucky enough to pay my first visit to Kaxi:ks, also known as the Walbran Valley. The amazing old growth trees that I spent time with last week helped to remind me why I do this sort of work and how important it is for children and youth to have opportunities to build relationships with the landscape around them.

We are gearing up for another school year and Kirsten and Amira, our Environmental Educators, will soon be back from their summer break and are excited to start working with students and teachers at schools across the province again. Back in the spring a local environmental education consultant conducted an evaluation of our programming and we’re thrilled with her feedback that our programming is exemplary overall. We are also grateful for the suggestions she gave us for improvements and look forward to testing out refined versions of our workshops this fall.

After a successful pilot project during the spring, we are also excited to again offer French language versions of our Nature and Play (Kindergarten) and Lifecycles and Ecosystems (Grades 1-2) workshops!

Our online workshop request form is now live on our website. Just head over to https://sierraclub.bc.ca/education/k-8-going-wild-programs to read our workshop descriptions and then click on the “Request a Workshop” button to fill out the form.

Please note that we have decided to wait until January 2019 to offer our Climate and Place (Grades 6-8) workshop. This will allow classes enough time to build trust among students and thus create a safer space for discussing what can often feel like an overwhelming topic. Feel free to request a Climate and Place workshop now, but please understand that we will not be scheduling these workshops until the new year.

4. Educator Preview Events at IMAX Victoria

Educators are invited to a free preview screening of our two new films at IMAX Victoria, ‘Oceans: Our Blue Planet 3D” and “The Story of Earth”. These screenings are a chance for you to see the films, get inspired about the ways they could compliment your curriculum plans and ask questions of the IMAX and Royal BC Museum Staff regarding learning opportunities.

Please use the registration form below to sign up for these free screenings. Please note that advanced registration is REQUIRED and space is limited. The registration form will be updated once capacity is reached, and a wait list will be taken.

‘The Story of Earth’ Screening
Thursday, September 20th
Reception with IMAX and The Royal BC Museum: 5:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Film: 6:00 PM – 6:45 PM

‘Oceans: Our Blue Planet 3D’ Screening
Thursday, October 4th
Reception with IMAX and The Royal BC Museum: 5:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Film: 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Please note you are welcome to bring up to TWO guests with you, who could be colleagues, friends, family or children.  A maximum of 2 admissions outside of yourself will be allowed, but additional tickets will be available for purchase at the Box Office for both screenings.

REGISTER HERE

Can’t make it on these dates? That’s okay! We have an Educator Preview Program where you can apply to have admission vouchers mailed to you for use at your convenience. Apply HERE>